My perspective on life is gradually changing. Actually it has probably shifted and matured throughout my life, but I have especially noticed a change in recent times.
I think as a young adult it is very tempting (and natural) to fixate on those big life events that we would like to see come to reality. And I think it is also important to be goal-oriented and imagine possibilities for the future – this is what moves us forward in life. But I’m also trying to remember that, since (unlike God) I am stuck in chronological time, the past is mostly confined to memories, and the future is not part of my current reality. I have no control over it really, and I don’t even know how many days I have in front of me in this life.
So – today is the day! My perspective has changed to focus on Today. I’m trying to breathe, simplify, focus, listen, and take a moment to look around and also really notice the people I encounter throughout my day.
This doesn’t have too much to do with oatmeal, except that morning and breakfastime is sometimes a good time to contemplate The Meaning of Life. And this is one seriously sweet way to do it.
This is a dramatic statement, but this is probably the best-tasting oatmeal I’ve ever had. Here’s why:
Cookie butter, dark chocolate chips and sweetened coconut make for a dreamy combination that takes this oatmeal into the indulgent dessert category of comfort food.
I hope you give this a try! It would be great for breakfast, but also at the end of a bad day at work when you just need something indulgent and comforting. The combination of buttery, gingerbready flavor with melting chocolate chips and crunchy coconut should heal you up just fine.
Cookie Dough Oatmeal
Loosely inspired by Eat Like Me
Makes 1 serving
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon cookie butter
1-2 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
Cook oatmeal as directed on the package (be sure to include a pinch of salt). Stir in cookie butter, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Note: These measurements are approximate – feel free to add or subtract per your preference. Also, I used old-fashioned oats, but feel free to use whatever kind you like (quick-cooking, steel-cut, etc).
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- Matt. 6:33